Asafa Powell Gets Ready to Unveil his 2014 Calendar!
2014 is the year of Asafa Powell…literally. The Olympian and World Champion will later this month launch his line of calendars for the upcoming year 2014. The calendars are the newest addition to the sprinter’s Team Asafa line of products and memorabilia that are currently sold via the Shop Asafa tab on his website www.iamasafa.com. Powell, who is the world’s fourth fastest man and former 100M world record holder, began teasing fans late last month with posts from various months of the calendar on social media platforms *Instagram*, *Facebook* and *Twitter*.
“We posted some behind-the-scenes photos from the photo shoot as well as a few shots of the months from the calendar and the response was just massive. Ladies were asking to see their month and wanted to know when and where they could buy their calendar,” the charming Powell said.
He continued that the idea to create the calendars was even more exciting since its another first for the athlete and any Jamaican at that and especially because they come with a little ‘extra’ for his fans.
“The photos for each month are completely detachable. So when the month is done, the photos actually become collectable posters and we also added the first 4 months of 2015 as another bonus for fans” said Tara Playfair-Scott, Powell’s publicist.
Powell will launch his calendar will on October 25, 2013 at Bookophillia, where sponsors such as Baileys, SportsMax, Coca-Cola & Tru-Juice will make the night more exciting for the fans who come out to support and purchase calendars. Fans are welcome to join the 100M sprinter at the launch and in fact the first 97 who purchase a calendar will get it autographed by the Sub 10 King as well as their picture taken with him.
Starting October 25, 2013 Asafa’s calendars will be on sale in Jamaica at Bookophilia and Sangsters Bookstore outlets island wide as well as on Powell’s website, www.iamasafa.com for his International fan base.
Powell shot to international stardom in June 2005 when he broke the 100m world record (then 9.78) with a time of 9.77seconds. In May 2008 Powell shattered the record again, stopping the clock at 9.74seconds. The decorated sprinter has had the honour of representing Jamaica at the Olympics, World Games and the Commonwealth Games—where he has medalled. Powell currently holds the record for the most sub-10 100M runs in the history of the sport.